(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO) (“NIO” or the “Company”), a pioneer in China’s premium smart electric vehicle market, today announced the completion of the offering of 101,775,000 American depositary shares (the “ADSs”), each representing one Class A ordinary share of the Company, which included the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to an additional 13,275,000 ADSs (the “ADS Offering”), at a price of US$17.00 per ADS.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited and BofA Securities, Inc. acted as the underwriters for the ADS Offering.
The ADSs have been offered under the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form F-3 (the “Form F-3”) which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and automatically became effective on June 9, 2020. The ADS Offering has been made only by means of a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus included in the Form F-3. The Form F-3 and the prospectus supplement are available at the SEC website at: http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from (1) Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 2nd Floor, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, United States of America, Attention: Prospectus Department; (2) China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, 29th Floor, One International Finance Centre, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong; and (3) BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, Email: email@example.com.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the ADS Offering mainly to increase the share capital of and the Company’s ownership in NIO China, to repurchase equity interests held by certain minority shareholders of NIO China, and for research and development in autonomous driving technologies, global market development and general corporate purposes.